Pinking Sewing Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut serrated designs along edges of garments.

What does a Pinking Sewing Machine Operator do?

Tends machine that cuts serrated designs along edges of garment or shoe seams to decorate edges and prevent raveling: Positions raw edge of seam or hem between pressure and pinking rollers of machine. Depresses pedal to start machine. Guides edge between rollers or moves edge against pin guide on machine bed and feeds edge between rollers. May tend machine equipped with lever-type blade to cut sample swatches of cloth.